May 26, 2024

Emirate tussle: Let peace reign in Kano, Northern Rulers plead

Kano emirship tussle can lead to anarchy if not addressed, CISLAC warns

L-R: 16th Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II; Kanor Governor, Abba Yusuf; and 15th Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero

Northern Traditional Rulers’ Council, on Sunday advised disputants to allow peace and love reign in Kano.

This is coming at a time when Gaya residents are protesting the dissolution of five emirs in Kano.

Vanguard had reported how Kano State House of Assembly on Thursday last week dethroned the five Emirs and abolished the five Emirates in the state.

The development gave birth to the return and reinstatement of Sanusi as Emir after being dethroned for 1,545 days.

Similarly, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State gave the five former emirs 48 hours to vacate all official residences and hand over former emirate properties to the Commissioner of Local Governments.

However, in what appeared to be a rare moment of surprise, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, one of the dethroned emirs, who was outside the state at the time of the order, returned to the ancient city and made his way to a mini palace in Nassarawa.

Reacting to the development, Governor Yusuf directed the emir’s arrest, but the police however vowed to respect court order stopping Sanusi’s reinstatement.

Following the Kano Emirate tussle Northern Traditional Rulers’ Council in a statement on Sunday, called for restraint.

“The Northern Traditional Ruling Council under the Chairmanship of His Eminence the Sultan of Sokoto notes with concern the situation in Kano as it affects our revered institution.

“The Council with all sense of responsibility calls for restraint on the part of the disputants in the interest of peace and stability moreso as the matter has reportedly gone to Court and is therefore sub-judice.

“The Council prays Almighty Allah for peace to reign in Kano in particular and Nigeria in general”, the statement read.